Maggie's Edinburgh

Maggie's Edinburgh

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Medical institution in Edinburgh

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Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres are for anyone who has been affected by cancer. Maggie’s is about empowering people to live with, through and beyond cancer by bringing together professional help, communities of support and building design to create exceptional centres for cancer care. We have a collection of over 1000 drawings, paintings, prints and sculptures. The collection boasts some pieces by key British artists such as Grayson Perry, Eduardo Paolozzi and Anthony Gormley. This collection is spread across the fifteen Maggie’s centres throughout the UK. Opened in 1996, Maggie’s Edinburgh was the first ever Centre opened by Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres. Richard Murphy Architects, who were the only architects to work directly with Maggie Keswick Jencks before her death in 1995, designed the centre. It defines the Maggie’s aesthetic with its warm, homely feel and informal garden. It also introduced the pivotal idea of a central kitchen table as a key meeting place around which the rest of the centre’s activities revolves. The centre also boasts a small but significant collection of Scottish art, much of which was donated by Neil Livingston in 2001. The Livingston Collection is now shown in Maggie’s Centres across Scotland and contains a varied selection of Scottish landscapes and seascapes, from traditional Victorian and Edwardian scenes to contemporary works by artists. He was particularly drawn to Scottish landscapes and seascapes, scenes such as Arthur B. Chrystal’s 'Edinburgh from Inverleith' which hangs in Maggie’s Edinburgh. Neil Livingston sadly died in 2010, but he had seen his works displayed at Maggie’s and appreciated by staff and visitors alike.

The Stables, Western General Hospital, Crew Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH4 2XU Scotland

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